30 January 2008

Jan 30, 2008

Liam finally made it to 3 lbs! ;-) It's so exciting! They have included a calorie booster into his milk to try to get him to gain weight. The new Dr for the month came on today and wants to put Liam on a diuretic to get him to pee out any extra fluid that accumulates around the lungs. The idea is that kids like Liam with chronic lung disease can get rid of that fluid allowing them to breath better and come down on their oxygen and help with the desatting. But Liam is only on about 21-25% so they decided to give him 24 hours and see how he does. This afternoon and early evening he stayed at 21% and did great. He was on 23% when I left. So- I am praying that they don't need to give him the diuretic.

Prayer is for continued minimal oxygen requirements and less de-sats.
Prayer for continued weight gain and no negative reaction to the booster in his milk.

Praise- his poo is normal now! ;-) It's so fun to get excited over normal bodily function!

Tomorrow is Ian's 10th b-day... I love you, bud!

And a happy birthday to Addie and Ashton!


Anonymous said...

Yea!! I am so excited that he has gained weight. Ray and I prayed that for him last night:)
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Rylie is such a delight in the youth group. You guys have done a great job in raising her and it definitely shows.
Have a great night!
Ray and Nena

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer.
It's so great to hear the good news. Our kids are praying for you all every night and Katie always asks for an update. She will be happy to hear about Liam's weight gain tomorrow morning.
God bless you all.

P.S. I don't know how to sign in with my real name -- so I guess I will send this as anonymous!